Adriaan Schout

Coordinator Europe/ Senior Research Fellow


  • Europe and the EU


  • Europe

Dr. Adriaan Schout is Senior Research Fellow and Coordinator Europe. He combines research and consultancy on European governance questions for national and European institutions. He has worked on projects addressing issues of the EU presidency, EU integration and Improving EU regulation, amongst others.

Prior to joining Clingendael, he served as an independent expert in the field of EU governance for the Economic and Social Committee (2006) and for the Directorate-General for Research of the European Commission, supporting the multilevel coordination questions in the process of writing the White Paper European Research Area (European Commission, 2007). He is Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE) of the University of East Anglia (UK). He graduated from Groningen with a Master’s degree in Economics, and completed his PhD in Political Science at Leiden University.

He has (co-)authored numerous books and international articles. He won the UACES price for ‘Best Book in European Studies 2007’ for The coordination of the European Union: Exploring the capacities of networked governance (Oxford University Press).


My work



Europe and the EU

Two decades of better regulation in the EU Commission

18 December 2018 - 11:47
Europe and the EU

EU agencies after 25 years

17 December 2018 - 17:20
Europe and the EU

EU added value

17 December 2018 - 16:45
Europe and the EU

The European Parliament after the elections

28 November 2018 - 15:21
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Free Market Road Show Amsterdam

28 March 2017 - 14:00

From Broadening to Managing the Rule of Law Agenda

06 December 2016 - 12:30
Europe and the EU

Clingendael | TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference 2015

19 November 2015 - 16:00

Is subsidiarity relevant for better EU governance?

23 January 2014 - 00:00